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How To Fake “Happy” June 10, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Health & Wellness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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IMGP1800bPeople often say I am the most positive person they know . . . that I give them a daily dose of much needed “positivity.”

When I admit that I’ve struggled to maintain equilibrium since my teens, they are inclined to disbelief.

“But . . . you seem so happy.”

Of course I do.

Happiness is my life preserver.

If I didn’t fake “happy,” I would be sucked into the murky depths of despair by the state of the world.

You can fake “happy” too.

* Smile, though your heart is aching.
* Laugh when you feel like crying.
* Claim what isn’t, as if it were, until it becomes.

The best way to be happy is to be happy.

Simple in concept, but challenging in application.  Like any other skill (writing, singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument), if we wish to become more proficient, we must practice, practice, practice.

It is in the doing that we become.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Quote to Ponder:  We do not laugh because we are happy.  We are happy because we laugh. ~ William James

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